Regional variation in rural hospital charges due to ambulatory care sensitive conditions.

Li Wu Chen, Wanquing Zhang, Jungeng Sun, Keith J. Mueller

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Abstract

In this policy brief, we estimate and document the regional magnitudes of charges associated with hospitalizations due to ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) in rural hospitals. This research will inform policy makers about the regional magnitudes of rural preventable hospitalizations and the associated potential savings in hospital resource utilization when rural patients receive timely and effective primary care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalRural policy brief / RUPRI Rural Health Panel
Issue numberPB2007-5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007

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